Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action

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Why Do I Get So Hungry Right Before My Period?

Food, Sex Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle, By Susan Kolod, Ph.D. Hormones and the menstrual cycle affect eating behavior and body image This is the 3rd of 3 posts from the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service (EDCAS) of the William Alanson White Institute in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 24th through March 2th). Read More

Why Do I Get So Hungry Right Before My Period?

I call it "the hunger". I feel ravenous and want to eat everything in site. Especially all the stuff that absolutely will not help my new eating plan.

I am trying to lose weight and manage to succeed until my PMS HUNGER hits me, then my plan flies out the window and I JUST WANT TO EAT.

It is very frustrating to work so hard to lose weight only to fall down, because I become so so so hungry, that I don't feel satisfied with a healthy eating plan.

My question is this, How do I combate this feeling of intense hunger, so that I don't sabotage all my hard work from the previous two weeks where I lost weight.

So this is more of a question related to the below post (subject heading) rather than a comment.

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